Controversial Books

This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

1.3523.72The Koran by al-Qur'an
1.2643.74A Man Asleep by Georges Perec
1.2193.35The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
1.2093.54Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals by Immanuel Kant
1.1973.46Life of a Good-for-Nothing by Joseph von Eichendorff
1.1933.29Intrigue and love by Friedrich von Schiller
1.1783.57Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist
1.1753.2A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
1.1753.55Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
1.1583.29A Village Romeo and Juliet by Gottfried Keller
1.1553.54Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
1.1473.83Moby Dick by Herman Melville
1.1444.03The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch
1.1433.78Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
1.1423.8The Turning Point: Science, Society, and the Rising Culture by Fritjof Capra
1.1343.57Runaway Horse by Martin Walser
1.1323.89The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
1.133.6Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
1.1164.06Ulysses by James Joyce
1.1133.81Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
1.0933.1Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1.0853.78The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
1.0813.84The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1.0733.96The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea
1.0713.49Lieutenant Gustl by Arthur Schnitzler
1.0693.52Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda
1.0573.86Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
1.0573.49Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud
1.0553.94The shadow out of time by H.P. Lovecraft
1.0533.51Bahnwärter Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann
1.0464.12Capital: A Critique of Political Ecomony, Vol. 1: The Process of Production of Capital by Karl Marx
1.0413.81Lysistrata; a comedy in four acts by Aristophanes
1.0393.5Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht
1.0363.45Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes
1.0333.89Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
1.0323.82The Flounder by Günter Grass
1.0263.93Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
1.0223.63Antigone by Sophocles
1.023.82The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1.0193.79Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
1.0183.98The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
1.0183.89Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
1.0143.7Innocent Erendira and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez
1.0143.56On the Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
1.0133.54Flights of Love by Bernhard Schlink
1.0123.66Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles
1.0073.99To Have or to Be? by Erich Fromm
1.0033.78The Fire Raisers by Max Frisch
0.9993.66Politics by Aristotle
0.9983.68Poetics (Ars Poetica) by Aristoteles
0.9973.67Asterix and the Black Gold by Albert Uderzo
0.9974.08Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
0.9963.64Eden by Stanisław Lem
0.9943.44Educating Rita by Willy Russell
0.9943.96The Castle by Franz Kafka
0.9923.42Spring's Awakening by Frank Wedekind
0.9913.62A Theatrical Novel by Mikhail Bulgakov
0.9893.72An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
0.9893.94Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
0.9873.82The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H.P. Lovecraft
0.9864.27Extinction by Thomas Bernhard
0.9853.35Songbook by Nick Hornby
0.9853.2Kleider machen Leute by Gottfried Keller
0.9843.97Love in The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
0.9843.84Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
0.9823.48Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen
0.983.63The Captain of Köpenick by Carl Zuckmayer
0.9793.64Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanisław Lem
0.9753.6Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
0.9743.6Die philosophische Hintertreppe. Vierunddreißig große Philosophen in Alltag und Denken. by Wilhelm Weischedel
0.9714.08The Road by Cormac McCarthy
0.9713.8Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
0.973.7Gorgias by Plato
0.973.72The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
0.9683.97Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
0.9673.87The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
0.9653.93Atonement by Ian McEwan
0.9643.82Homo Faber by Max Frisch
0.9633.86Asterix and the Chieftain's Shield by René Goscinny
0.9634.04The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
0.9613.83Candide by Voltaire
0.963.77Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
0.9593.83The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous
0.9593.9Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
0.9573.21The Second Angel by Philip Kerr
0.9543.77Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
0.9533.63The Art of Always Being Right by Arthur Schopenhauer
0.9523.86One of Us by Michael Marshall Smith
0.9513.61The Cement Garden by Ian McEwan
0.9513.52Ensel und Krete by Walter Moers
0.9514.32Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein
0.953.81Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanisław Lem
0.9493.78Women by Charles Bukowski
0.9474.28The Man Without Qualities (complete) by Robert Musil
0.9473.49Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka
0.9433.7Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
0.9433.83The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen William Hawking
0.9424.02The Trial by Franz Kafka
0.9413.98The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
0.9413.76Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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